Literally, the word means “Good News,” and indeed it is. Many of us know this personally, as we have ourselves made a decision to acknowledge and follow Jesus as Lord. Yet, the thought of communicating this with others, and particularly with children, terrifies many of us. This fear is warranted, as sharing the Gospel with a person is a tremendous responsibility with eternal implications. However, this is not an excuse to not share, but instead a motivation to not only know what we ourselves believe but also to be able to explain it to others. This is the charge of Jesus to all His followers (Matthew 28:19).
These posts serves as a guide as to what you might say in sharing the Gospel with a child. The words contained here are not perfect, but God’s Word is. That is why it is imperative to allow God’s Word to be the primary instrument used in leading a person to Christ. The non-Scripture words that we use in sharing the Gospel should be used only to point to clarify the truth found in God’s Word.
Don’t take the task of sharing the Gospel lightly. Always be ready to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you (1 Peter 3:15). Study God’s Word and use this guide to help you in knowing and sharing your faith.